Immunotherapy Superior for Front-Line mRCC

Clinical trial findings presented at European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress in Madrid, Spain, could signal a major shift in the front-line treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC).

First PCa Metastasis Site Predicts Survival

Among men who receive curative treatment for non-metastatic prostate cancer (PCa), the first site of metastasis is an independent predictor of PCa-specific survival, according to researchers.

Pruritus in HD Undertreated

Severe uremic pruritus among hemodialysis (HD) patients is slowly decreasing in prevalence, but the condition is still underestimated and undertreated, according to researchers.

Proximal PSA Predicts PCa Metastasis Risk

Proximal PSA levels of 10 ng/mL or higher in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer (PCa) after radical prostatectomy and a PSA doubling time (PSADT) less than 12 months independently predicts imminent development of metastasis, according to study findings presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology 2017 Congress in Madrid.

CKD Higher With Intensive BP Control

Intensively reducing systolic blood pressure to less than 120 mm Hg increases the risks for chronic kidney disease (CKD), but concurrently decreases the chances of premature death, according to a secondary analysis of SPRINT.

Vitamin D Doesn't Reduce Anemia

Taking a daily vitamin D supplement does not prevent or improve anemia in patients with advanced heart failure, including those with concurrent chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to new study findings.

Prostate Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Screening for prostate cancer (PCa) decreases the risk of dying from the malignancy, researchers concluded based on an analysis of data from 2 randomized trials that came to conflicting conclusions about the survival benefit.

CKD Raises Tinnitus Risk

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an increased risk of tinnitus, researchers reported online in PLoS One.

Balancing Security, Data Access

The challenge with information security is walking the line between tightly securing data and over-relaxing access.

Evaluating Practice Options

Partnering with another organization may provide multiple benefits, including support for participating in new value-based agreements, infrastructure to comply with regulations and access to the capital needed to fund technological investments and growth.

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